Sheldon Mark Campbell, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine; Director, Medical Microbiology Course; Director, Laboratories at VA CT Healthcare System; Director, Microbiology Fellowship

Research Interests

HIV; Microbiology; Veterans; Point-of-Care Systems

Research Organizations

Laboratory Medicine: Clinical Microbiology Laboratory | VA Connecticut Clinical Laboratories

Faculty Research

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Summary

My scholarly interests lie in the areas of clinical microbiology, especially point-of-care testing; and medical education.

Emerging technology has enormously expanded the array of tests available at the point of care, e.g. ‘bedside testing,’ in recent years; currently over 40 analytes and over 300 kits and instruments are available as ‘waived’ tests, which can be performed with minimal regulation. These and a number of more-complex tests are all performed at the ‘point-of-care’. New methods for testing for pathogens such as HIV have had a major impact on screening and diagnosis of infectious diseases, but the impact of these tests on health and on the logistics and economics of health care remains unclear in many cases. Emerging technologies for simplifying and automating technologies such as molecular diagnostics, DNA arrays, and mass-spectroscopic methods are likely to cause continued growth in the range and complexity of tests performed outside of traditional laboratory settings. There is a continuing need for research and standards development in this rapidly-advancing area of diagnostic medicine.

In medical education, my work has focused on bringing active learning strategies into the basic science classroom, including microbial songs. I’ve also been active in developing guidelines for resident education in clinical pathology.

Specialized Terms: Clinical microbiology; Point-of-care testing; Medical education; HIV and mycobacterial diagnosis

Selected Publications

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Contact Info

Sheldon Mark Campbell, MD, PhD
Patient Care Location
Laboratory MedicineYale-New Haven Hospital
20 York Street, Ste CB 407

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
PO Box 208035
333 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8035

Curriculum Vitae

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